“I believe we actually must do extra, however there are a number of locations the place the problem wasn’t and is not connectivity, the problem is that Medicare would not reimburse for telehealth,” she mentioned.
State well being care teams have lined up in assist of the invoice.
“It makes it a lot simpler for physicians to keep up a correspondence with their sufferers. It makes it way more environment friendly. And we even have had assist for the invoice from the Wyoming Major Care Affiliation and the Wyoming Hospital Affiliation as effectively,” mentioned Cheney, who’s dealing with a tricky reelection battle after voting to question former President Donald Trump.
The Wyoming Hospital Affiliation, in the meantime, lauded Cheney for pursuing the laws. So did Jan Cartwright, government director of the Wyoming Major Care Affiliation.
“The Wyoming Major Care Affiliation helps this invoice as an necessary step within the supply of healthcare by telehealth. Wyoming federally certified well being facilities positioned in among the most rural components of the U. S. moved rapidly to offer care to their sufferers by telehealth throughout the pandemic. We thank Congresswoman Cheney for her invoice to make the telehealth waivers everlasting,” she mentioned in a press release.
The invoice is Cheney’s first that she sponsored with a Democrat since she took workplace in 2017, in line with a ProPublica database. If different Democrats signal on to co-sponsor, it’s going to solely be the third invoice she has sponsored that has had Democrats signal on to.